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Activists in Texas organizing blockade against Keystone XL pipeline

By Candice Bernd / TruthOut The deadline for the review of TransCanada’s permits for the Gulf Coast portion of the Keystone XL pipeline was Monday, June 25, 2012. At the Texas Army Corp of Engineers Galveston office and without any finalization of review, those permits will be automatically granted to the corporation – thanks to … Continue reading Activists in Texas organizing blockade against Keystone XL pipeline

Study finds that wind farms cause localized climate change, raising temperatures by up to 1°C

By Louise Gray / The Telegraph Usually at night the air closer to the ground becomes colder when the sun goes down and the earth cools. But on huge wind farms the motion of the turbines mixes the air higher in the atmosphere that is warmer, pushing up the overall temperature. Satellite data over a … Continue reading Study finds that wind farms cause localized climate change, raising temperatures by up to 1°C

Resident-funded fracking test finds flowback emissions contain dangerous toxins

By Earthworks Today Colleyville and Southlake residents, and Earthworks’ Oil & Gas Accountability Project released results from local residents’ privately-funded air testing of Titan Operations’ “mini-frack” on the border of both communities. The tests, performed by GD Air Testing Inc. of Richardson, TX, prove emissions released during fracking and flowback contain dangerous levels of toxic … Continue reading Resident-funded fracking test finds flowback emissions contain dangerous toxins

Occupy the Machine Houston Action Postponement

Dear friends and supporters, Occupy the Machine organizers have made a very difficult decision. We have decided to postpone our refinery blockade action until further notice. We did not make the decision lightly. We are extremely disappointed that we have to postpone this action, but very comfortable that we made the right choice. Of the … Continue reading Occupy the Machine Houston Action Postponement

Land Maggots – By Denise Jackson

The following was written by Denis Jackson, and Deep Green Resistance Colorado is very thankful that she has so generously allowed us to publish it here. Look for more of Denise’s writings to come. Thanks Denise! Coronado was here; I found chain mail, finely worked deep in the gravel near Comanche Springs. The road here … Continue reading Land Maggots – By Denise Jackson

226 million pounds of toxic chemicals dumped in US rivers in 2010

By Environment America Five states—Indiana, Virginia, Nebraska, Texas, and Georgia—account for forty percent of the total amount of toxic discharges to U.S. waterways in 2010, according to a new report released today by Environment America. Wasting Our Waterways: Industrial Toxic Pollution and the Unfulfilled Promise of the Clean Water Act also reports that 226 million … Continue reading 226 million pounds of toxic chemicals dumped in US rivers in 2010

Occupy the Machine issues call to action against extraction industry

From Occupy the Machine In Honor of Struggles Against the Extraction Industry Everywhere In Memory of the Workers Whose Lives Were Taken By BP Two Years Ago, Join Us In Saying: “CLEAN AIR AND WATER FOR ALL” “TAKE BACK EARTH DAY!” LET’S SHUT DOWN THE TAR SANDS AND BLOCKADE AN OIL REFINERY! Download this Call … Continue reading Occupy the Machine issues call to action against extraction industry

Report finds that fracking fluids cause death and reproductive damage in animals

By Krishna Ramanujan A new report has found dozens of cases of illness, death and reproductive issues in cows, horses, goats, llamas, chickens, dogs, cats, fish and other wildlife, and humans. It says these conditions could be the result of exposure to gas drilling operations. Hydraulic fracturing, popularly called hydrofracking, is a process for extracting … Continue reading Report finds that fracking fluids cause death and reproductive damage in animals

Family farmers in Texas standing up against Keystone XL pipeline construction

From Mother Jones The debate over the Keystone XL pipeline has moved from the White House to a farm in Texas. Third-generation farmer Julia Trigg Crawford is engaged in a court battle over whether TransCanada, the company that wants to build the massive pipeline from Canada to Texas, has a right to declare eminent domain … Continue reading Family farmers in Texas standing up against Keystone XL pipeline construction

Deep Green Resistance Responds to Stratfor Intelligence Leaked byAnonymous that Reveals Spying on Occupy Movement and DGR

(View DGR press release.) Internet group Anonymous has leaked information from October and November 2011 suggesting that private intelligence firm STRATFOR has been working with Texas law enforcement to infiltrate the Occupy movement and spy on the Deep Green Resistance movement. In December 2011, Anonymous attacked the STRATFOR website, allegedly stealing 200 gigabytes of data … Continue reading Deep Green Resistance Responds to Stratfor Intelligence Leaked byAnonymous that Reveals Spying on Occupy Movement and DGR